Blinken, In Kyiv, Unveils $2B In U.S. Military Aid For Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken is making an unscheduled visit to Kyiv as the Biden administration announces major new military aid worth more than $2 billion for Ukraine and other European countries threatened by Russia.

In meetings with senior Ukrainian officials Blinken said the administration would provide $2 billion in long-term foreign military financing to Ukraine and 18 of its neighbors.

That’s on top of a $675 million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armored vehicles for Ukraine alone that Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced earlier.

The contributions bring total U.S. aid to Ukraine to $15.2 billion since the administration took office.